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House Gospel Choir release two new remixes by Harrsn & Karizma ‘God Is Trying’

Both cuts will feature on the forthcoming Special Edition for HGC’s debut album RE//CHOIRED, alongside further reworks from Zed Bias, Funk Butcher, Mike Delinquent & more
 
House Gospel Choir
‘God Is Trying’ (Harrsn & Karizma Remixes)

(Island Records)

House Gospel Choir return with two exciting remixes entitled ‘God Is Trying’, from HGC resident Harrsn and Baltimore house talent Karizma, out 26th February and 5th March respectively.

Purchase / Stream Harrsn Remix Here
2021 Tour Dates & Tickets Here

Inspired by Quincy Jones’s 1986 Gospel classic ‘Maybe God Is Tryin’ To Tell You Somethin’’ from ‘The Color Purple’ Soundtrack, Harrsn delivers an infectious and uplifting 90s house rework, combining a driving bassline with feelgood piano chords and the choir’s always on-point gospel vocals with his remix. Next up, ‘Kaytronik’s Speak Dub’ sees Karizma channel deep, hypnotic house vibes while also ensuring that the choir’s gospel energy remains centerstage.

It follows an array of House Gospel Choir remixes, from acclaimed artists such as Zed BiasFunk Butcher and Mike Delinquent, with a full Special Edition for their recent debut album ​RE//CHOIRED also in the pipeline.
With the remix marking his first ever release, Harrsn is House Gospel Choir’s resident DJ. With several HGC production credits and a Dance Party mini mix for BBC Radio 1 tastemaker Annie Mac already under his belt, it’s fair to say you can expect to hear a lot more from this up-and-coming talent sooner rather than later.

A DJ since the age of 13, Karizma is globally renowned for his CDJ wizardry and was even the subject of a Resident Advisor ‘Art of DJing’ feature. He also has countless production and remix credits to his name, including work with Basement BoysBlack Vinyl RecordsRicanstruction83 WestObjektivityR2Ben WestbeechPeven Everett and more.

An acclaimed 14-track LP, ​RE//CHOIRED was born out of a love for sound system culture, the healing power of house music and the group seeking to channel the magic of people working together to raise the vibrations. Collaborator Todd Terry ​recently declared to ​Mistajam on Capital Dance about the choir: “​It’s beautiful, it’s black and it’s proud”.​

The album has some of the biggest producers in dance music, with house legends ​Todd Terry ​and DJ Spen​, UKG favourite ​Wookie​, ​prolific producer ​Toddla T,  Grammy-winning producer ​Alex Metric​ and UK Gospel legend Nicky Brown all contributing amidst a star-studded list of production talent.

Bringing together a group of outstanding singers, songwriters, DJ’s and music makers, ​House Gospel Choir’s ​live sets create a fusion of the biggest house, gospel and garage tunes that make every performance an unforgettable experience. They burst onto the scene with ​‘Salvation’, a debut single that was crowned ​BBC Radio 1 ‘Hottest Record’ ​by ​Annie Mac​, peaking at ​#1 ​in the Music Week Cool Cuts Chart ​and ​#5 ​in the ​Billboard Dance Club Chart​.

In a challenging year, HGC were determined to do what they do best and keep raising those positive vibrations so 2020 saw the collective perform with Kylie Minogue for the ‘Infinite Disco’ live stream, the launch show for BBC Strictly Come DancingBBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac in Mix takeover and live session for BBC Radio 2 Rylan on Saturday.  2021 has already seen HGC play a special Valentine’s Day live show for the GRAMMYs before they embark on a UK tour in May, June & July (see full tour dates below, with tickets available here).

Harrsn and Karizma’s remixes entitled ‘God Is Trying’ capture the essence of House Gospel Choir’s sound.

2021 TOUR DATES:
 
MAY
SAT 1ST            BRIXTON DISCO FESTIVAL, LONDON
THURS 6TH           BELGRAVE MUSIC HALL, LEEDS
SAT 8TH            GORILLA, MANCHESTER
Fri 14TH            CAMBRIDGE JUNCTION, CAMBRIDGE
SUN 16TH          CHALK, BRIGHTON
THURS 20TH     TRINITY, BRISTOL
SUN 30TH          SHINDIG FESTIVAL, SOMERSET
 
JUNE
SAT 5TH   24 KITCHEN STREET, LIVERPOOL
SAT 19Th ANNIE MAC PRESENTS ON SEA, DREAMLAND, MARGATE

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